Five-year-old Blake Anthony Buckel, affectionately called “The Champ,” was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, also known as ALL, on April 24, 2012, and began chemotherapy right away at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
Blake is the son of Gary and Amanda Iorio Buckel. He has an older sister Mackenzie, 10 years. Blake loves riding his John Deere Powerwheels! He is a huge fan of John Deere, construction equipment, fire trucks, and semi trucks.. He also LOVES Jeff Gordon!